Sunday, Nov 09, 2003
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Sir, Let the members of the Tamil Nadu Assembly understand that the pen is mightier than the sword. Nowhere in the world has the attempt to gag the Fourth Estate succeeded.
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Sir, Authoritarianism has no place in a democratic set-up; unleashing the police and the power of the state on the Press is childish. It is worthwhile to recall what Winston Churchill said, "you may call me a fool when I am not, but I will not take away your right to say so."
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Sir, If various privileges are made subservient to political motives, constitutional democracy in India shall be in danger. I take this opportunity to join hands with the citizens of this country to condemn the politically motivated attack on freedom of expression.
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Sir, Invoking legislative privilege in today's Indian context is not only anachronistic but clearly repugnant to Article 19 of our Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech and expression, so sacrosanct for preserving democracy.
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